Maíria Cahill  on BBC 
: “There are other victims out there listening to all this and being retraumatised because of Sinn Féin’s refusal to admit what has happened.” Photograph: Pacemaker/BBC Spotlight

First Minister says she is a ‘source of encouragement for others in similar circumstances’

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has a big challenge ahead: to get his party back into the House of Commons, where it is seatless. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt uses party conference to suggest electoral pact with DUP

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: warned there could be no unionist MP in Belfast following next May’s general election. File Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist leader tells party conference the goal is to be ‘back into the House of Common’

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said progress was made from 2007-2012 but that the last two years had been ‘absolutely appalling’. Photograph: Brian Lawless

Peter Robinson and DUP criticised for refusing to attend opening session of negotiations aimed at saving Stormont

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan is at the opening talks at Stormont House on the Stormont estate today.  File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

DUP refuses to attend opening, insists Irish Government have no presence at Stormont

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams: focus on response to allegations of sexual abuse by republicans. Photograph: Alan Betson

Analysis: BBC programme puts focus on Sinn Féin response to allegations about IRA man

Maíria Cahill: alleged that in 1997 she underwent a 12-month cycle of sexual abuse, including rape, by a suspected member of the IRA.

Grandniece of Joe Cahill tells ‘Spotlight’ programme of abuse by IRA member

When the scheme is fully implemented, children’s heart surgery for the whole of the island will take place at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

North and South Health Ministers endorse all-Ireland cardiac service at Crumlin hospital

The family photograph album contains never before seen images of the Titanic during her launch and departure from Belfast. The album allows offers unparalleled access to previously unseen images of the Titanic and Olympic.

Pictures capture image of ‘Downton Abbey at sea’

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